Education & Admissions

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.A.
  • University of London, Modern British Theatre in Performance, and Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre in Performance
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Supreme Court


  • OK RISE, LGBTQIA Subcommittee Chair, 2020-Present
  • Certified Law Guardian, Appellate Division, First Department (2002 -Present)
  • Member, Hofstra University Women in Leadership Initiative (2013-Present)
  • Member, LeGal, Family and Matrimonial Law Committee (2013-Present)
  • Member Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Cooperating Attorney Network (2009-Present)
  • U.S. Department Attorney Network, Registered Counsel, The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. (2010-Present)
  • Member, NYSBA,
    Committee on LGBT People and the Law
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (1986-Present)
  • Member, Family Law Section, Executive Committee (2004-2018)
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1987-2007)
  • Member, Committee on Family Courts and Family (2003 – 2007)
  • Member, Committee on State Legislation (1995-1997)
  • Member, Committee on Matrimonial Law (1992-1995)
  • Member, Committee on Municipal Affairs (Secretary, 1989-1992)
  • Member, Committee on Matrimonial Law (Secretary, 1987-1988)



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